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Figure-Eight-Island is unique. It's a tranquil, private oceanfront island community, located just minutes from Wilmington and just north of Wrightsville Beach. To reach Figure Eight Island, you cross a private bridge onto the 1,300-acre, highly restricted island of just 441 homes (and no condos.) You won't find huge hotels or shopping centers here, and little traffic or tourists. What you will find are miles of white sandy beach and sparkling blue waters - a completely "non-commercialized" island retreat that has become a hideaway for celebrities and politicians, such as former Vice President Al Gore. The community includes a yacht club, marina, tennis courts and boat ramp, and a guard will let you on the island only if someone on the island, such as a friend or real estate agent, has okayed it. The island offers ideal conditions for swimming, shelling, birdwatching, quiets walks along the beach, kayaking, windsurfing, biking, tennis and golf. If you get a yearning for more excitement and nightlife, just cross the bridge to Wilmington or visit nearby Wrightsville Beach.

Surrounding areas: Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina (5.3 mi), Wilmington, North Carolina (11.9 mi), Carolina Beach, North Carolina (18.4 mi), Topsail Island, North Carolina (20.7 mi), Kure Beach, North Carolina (21.1 mi), North Topsail Beach, North Carolina (23.3 mi), Southport, North Carolina (28.9 mi)

Figure Eight Island Vacation Rentals

Figure Eight Island Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Holiday Inn Sun Spree Resort1706 N Lumina AveWrightsville Beach, NC4.3 mi.(910) 256-2231
Waterway Lodge7246 Wrightsville AveWilmington, NC5.4 mi.(800) 677-3771
Hampton Inn & Suites-landfall Park1989 Eastwood RdWilmington, NC5.5 mi.(910) 256-9600
Residence Inn By Marriott Landfall1200 Culbreth DrWilmington, NC5.5 mi.(800) 331-3131
Suburban Extended Stay Hotel245 Eastwood RdWilmington, NC7.2 mi.(910) 793-1920
Innkeeper Wilmington5345 W Market StWilmington, NC7.5 mi.(910) 799-4292
Fairfield Inn By Marriott306 S College RdWilmington, NC7.7 mi.(910) 392-6767
Mainstay Suites5229 Market StWilmington, NC7.8 mi.(910) 392-1741
Sleep Inn5225 Market StWilmington, NC7.8 mi.(910) 313-6665
Hampton Inn - Midtown5107 Market StWilmington, NC8.0 mi.(910) 395-5045
Wingate Inn-wilmington5126 Market StWilmington, NC8.0 mi.(910) 395-7011
Days Inn-market ST5040 Market StWilmington, NC8.1 mi.(910) 799-6300
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel5032 Market StWilmington, NC8.2 mi.(910) 392-1101
Holiday Inn-wilmington4903 Market StWilmington, NC8.3 mi.(910) 799-1440
Quality Inn4926 Market StWilmington, NC8.3 mi.(910) 791-8850
Ramada Inn & Conference CTR5001 Market StWilmington, NC8.3 mi.(910) 799-1730
Comfort Suites Of Wilmington4721 Market StWilmington, NC8.4 mi.(910) 793-9300
El-berta Motor Inn4505 Market StWilmington, NC8.6 mi.(910) 799-1214
Mill Creek Apartments414 Mill Creek CourtWilmington, NC8.8 mi.(910) 799-7655
Breezway MotelCor & Barbs & Channel BlvdTopsail Beach, NC9.1 mi.(919) 328-7751
Ho Jo Express Inn3901 Market StWilmington, NC9.1 mi.(910) 343-1727
Super 8 Motel-wilmington3604 Market StWilmington, NC9.3 mi.(910) 343-9778
Breezeway Motel636 Channel BlvdTopsail Beach, NC9.4 mi.(910) 328-7751
Econolodge2929 Market StWilmington, NC9.6 mi.(910) 763-3318
Best Western Carolinian2916 Market StWilmington, NC9.7 mi.(910) 763-4653
Motel 62828 Market StWilmington, NC9.8 mi.(910) 762-0120
The Keys @ 17th Street4129 Hearthside DrWilmington, NC11.3 mi.(910) 350-1133
Hampton Inn Medical Park2320 South 17th StWilmington, NC11.4 mi.(910) 796-8881
Anderson Guest House520 Orange StWilmington, NC11.7 mi.(910) 343-8128
Courtyard By Marriott Wilmington151 Van Campen BlvdWilmington, NC11.9 mi.(800) 321-2211
Extended Stay America4929 New Ctr DrWilmington, NC11.9 mi.(910) 793-4508
Hilton Garden Inn Wilmington At Mayfaire Town Center6745 Rock Spring RdWilmington, NC11.9 mi.(910) 509-4046
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites160 Van Campen BlvdWilmington, NC11.9 mi.(910) 392-3227
Inn At ST Thomas Court101 S Second StWilmington, NC11.9 mi.(910) 343-1800
Jameson Inn - Wlimington5102 Dunlea CourtWilmington, NC11.9 mi.(910) 452-5660
Coast Line Inn503 Nutt StWilmington, NC12.0 mi.(910) 763-2800
Wilmington Hilton301 N Water StWilmington, NC12.0 mi.(910) 763-5900
Amerihost Inn & Suites-Wilmington5600 Carolina Beach RdWilmington, NC12.9 mi.(910) 796-0770
Microtel Inn & Suites907 N Lake Park BlvdCarolina Beach, NC18.1 mi.(910) 458-1300
Shipwreck Lodge412 Carolina BCH Ave NCarolina Beach, NC18.4 mi.(910) 458-5557

Figure Eight Island Weather & Climate

The Gulf Stream helps moderate North Carolina temperatures, especially along the immediate coast. Coastal fronts are common during the winter months and can bring warmer than expected temperatures to the inland coastal areas. However, at times a cold front passes between the Gulf Stream and the North Carolina coast, and the meeting of the two opposing currents sometimes causes rough weather. Summer air temperatures along the immediate coastline are lower than those even a few miles inland. Tropical hurricanes come close enough to influence the weather about twice in an average year. About once every 10 years, these storms strike a part of the State with sufficient force to do damage. Summer precipitation is the most variable, occurring mostly with thunderstorms. Daily showers are not uncommon, but neither are periods of one to two weeks without rain. Autumn is the driest season.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 56°F 35°F 4.52 in. 48°F
February 59°F 37°F 3.66 in. 48°F
March 66°F 43°F 4.22 in. 53°F
April 74°F 51°F 2.94 in. 63°F
May 80°F 59°F 4.40 in. 73°F
June 86°F 67°F 5.36 in. 77°F
July 89°F 72°F 7.62 in. 81°F
August 88°F 71°F 7.31 in. 81°F
September 84°F 65°F 6.79 in. 77°F
October 75°F 53°F 3.21 in. 72°F
November 67°F 45°F 3.26 in. 60°F
December 59°F 38°F 3.78 in. 53°F

Figure Eight Island Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Wilmington International airport (ILM) located about 9 miles west of Figure Eight Island in Wilmington, North Carolina, the Albert J Ellis airport (OAJ) located approximately 39 miles north of Figure Eight Island in Jacksonville, North Carolina, the Duplin County airport (DPL) located roughly 52 miles north of Figure Eight Island in Kenansville, North Carolina, the Craven County Regional airport (EWN) located around 68 miles northeast of Figure Eight Island in New Bern, North Carolina, and finally Kinston Regional Jetport At Stallings Field (ISO) located about 73 miles north of Figure Eight Island in Kinston, North Carolina.

Figure Eight Island Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Jubilee ParkCarolina BeachNC18.4 mi.
Myrtle Beach Grand PrixNorth Myrtle BeachSC62.2 mi.
Windy Hill Watterboggan ParkNorth Myrtle BeachSC62.2 mi.
Family Kingdom Amusement ParkMyrtle BeachSC76.9 mi.
Gay Dolphin ParkMyrtle BeachSC76.9 mi.
Myrtle Beach PavilionMyrtle BeachSC76.9 mi.
Water Parks
Myrtle Waves Water ParkMyrtle BeachSC76.9 mi.
Golf Courses
Belvedere Plantation Golf & Country ClubHampsteadNC6.5 mi.
Castle Bay Country ClubHampsteadNC6.5 mi.
Olde Point Golf CourseHampsteadNC6.5 mi.
Topsail Greens Golf & Country ClubHampsteadNC6.5 mi.
Beau Rivage Resort & Golf ClubWilmingtonNC10.2 mi.
Cape Golf & Racquet ClubWilmingtonNC10.2 mi.
Duck Haven Golf ClubWilmingtonNC10.2 mi.
Echo Farms Golf & Country ClubWilmingtonNC10.2 mi.
Inland Greens Golf CourseWilmingtonNC10.2 mi.
Porters Neck Plantation & Country ClubWilmingtonNC10.2 mi.
Porters Neck Plantation & Country ClubWilmingtonNC10.2 mi.
Wilmington Municipal Golf CourseWilmingtonNC10.2 mi.
Magnolia Greens Golf PlantationLelandNC17.0 mi.
Buccaneer Country ClubBurgawNC21.8 mi.
Olde Fort Golf CourseWinnabowNC21.8 mi.
Lakes Country ClubBoiling Spring LakesNC24.6 mi.
Carolina National Golf ClubBoliviaNC27.0 mi.
Riegelwood Country ClubRiegelwoodNC27.5 mi.
North Shore Country ClubSneads FerryNC27.9 mi.
Bald Head Island Country ClubSouthportNC28.7 mi.
Founders Club at St JamesSouthportNC28.7 mi.
Members Club at St James PlantationSouthportNC28.7 mi.
Players Club at St James PlantationSouthportNC28.7 mi.
Zoos and Aquariums
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort FisherKure BeachNC21.1 mi.
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll ShoresAtlantic BeachNC64.3 mi.
Brookgreen GardensPawleys IslandSC98.0 mi.

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